Tuesday, August 19, 2014

BACK 2 SCHOOL TABLE

Back 2 School Table

This is the table for my annual back-to-school dinner for the grands.  In my previous post, I shared the fireplace mantel décor for this event.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

BACK 2 SCHOOL

Back to School Mantel

A couple of weeks ago, I shared last year’s back-to-school mantel.  Today, I’m sharing this year’s mantel.  Right now, I have bronchitis, and it is wearing me out, so the décor didn’t get as involved this year.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

FRIDAY FAVES-HISTORIC HOME EDITION

AT HOME IN ARAKNSAS

This home, in the historic Quapaw Quarter of Little Rock, Arkansas, was built in 1922.  I love that the current owner, Cassie Toro, has refurbished it while keeping as much of the original beauty as possible.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

BABY SHOWER CENTERPIECES

Baby Shower Table 1-
In my previous post, I shared the vintage decorations I used for a baby shower in our home.  Today, I’m sharing the tables for that shower.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

BABY SHOWER DECOR

BABY SHOWER
My daughter-in-law is scheduled to deliver a baby the end of this month.  Her friend, who lives out of town, wanted to have a baby shower, but didn’t want to ask people to travel to the shower, so she asked if she could have it at my house.  The little penafore dress, hanging on the fireplace screen, was mine.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

FRIDAY FAVES-A KITCHEN EDITION


HOUZZ

Sometimes, I get stuck on Houzz, just browsing the kitchens.  I'm not going to remodel my kitchen, so I'm not sure what it is that keeps me so interested in them. These first two photos are the same kitchen.  

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

RETURN TO SCHOOL TABLE

I haven't hosted my grands for their back-to-school dinner this year, because we have a couple of more weeks before school starts.  Since some schools have already started, I'm posting last year's tablescape for my grands return to school celebration. 
 
Our coffee table in the family room is a “high/low” table.  It raises from coffee table height to dining height and anything in between.  Our grandchildren usually eat at this table.  I’ve had to keep adjusting the height a little higher as they have gotten older.  Coffee table height makes it so much easier to photograph the table, but  I’ll have to raise it before the grandchildren get here.
Back to School-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Monday, August 4, 2014

A MANTEL CELEBRATING THE RETURN TO SCHOOL

In some places, young people are starting back to school.  It hasn't happened here yet, but it will soon. Each year, I host a back-to-school dinner for my grands.  Today, I'm re-sharing the mantel decor from last year's dinner.
Bargain Hunting with Laurie-Back to School
I love vintage school books, and I have many of my Mother’s and mine.  I have displayed a LOT of them on the mantel.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

FRIDAY FAVES-LOUISE BROOKS EDITION

Some years ago, I fell in love with Louise Brooks’ Connecticut home in Traditional Home magazine.  I’m such a sucker for delft tile like that which surrounds her fireplace.  I love the botanicals on each side of the fireplace and the chintz fabric on the chair.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

FRUITY OUTDOOR TABLESCAPE

Outdoor Supper

I don’t know about the rest of you, but our temperatures this week are so much  more pleasant than what we are accustomed to in July.  So, when I got home from work, I decided that we’d sit on the back porch to enjoy one of our favorite summertime meals. 

Monday, July 28, 2014